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Rue is the star ballerina of Gold Crown Academy, and Mytho's girlfriend. Although very beautiful and an amazing dancer, she's proud and cold towards others, rarely thinking about their emotions. However, she does have a good heart, and once Ahiru reaches out to her and tries to become her friend [[DefrostingIceQueen she begins to open up to her]]--at least until she finds out Ahiru is Princess Tutu.

As you can probably tell from the quote above, Mytho is the main focus of her world. She's completely, absolutely in love with him, but fears that if the Prince regains his heart, he will no longer be with her and instead fall in love with Princess Tutu. Desperate, Rue becomes her alter-ego, [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess Kraehe]], and attempts to keep Tutu from returning the pieces of Mytho's lost heart. As Kraehe she's even colder and far crueler than she is normally, but there's hints of her true personality even when transformed -- no matter how she denies it.

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Rue is the star ballerina of Gold Crown Academy, Academy and Mytho's girlfriend. Although very beautiful and an amazing dancer, she's proud and cold towards others, rarely thinking about their emotions. However, she does have a good heart, and once Ahiru reaches out to her and tries to become her friend [[DefrostingIceQueen she begins to open up to her]]--at least until she finds out Ahiru is Princess Tutu.

As you can probably tell from the quote above, Mytho is the main focus of her world. She's completely, absolutely in love with him, but fears that if the Prince regains his heart, he will no longer be with her and instead fall in love with Princess Tutu. Desperate, Rue becomes her alter-ego, [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess Kraehe]], and attempts to keep Tutu from returning the pieces of Mytho's lost heart. As Kraehe she's even colder and far crueler than she is normally, but there's there are hints of her true personality even when transformed -- no matter how she denies it.



* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:When Mytho is fully transformed into a crow and abandons her to have his heart eaten by the Raven, [[DarkMagicalGirl Rue]] offers to have her own heart eaten instead. This breaks the MindControl on Mytho and he's released, but Rue is taken captive instead of him. Mytho has to go rescue her, and once she's free, they defeats the Raven together.]]

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* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:When Mytho is fully transformed into a crow and abandons her to have his heart eaten by the Raven, [[DarkMagicalGirl Rue]] offers to have her own heart eaten instead. This breaks the MindControl on Mytho and he's released, but Rue is taken captive instead of him. Mytho has to go rescue her, and once she's free, they defeats defeat the Raven together.]]



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: She's the school's Prima Ballerina and was a genuinely decent person before her CynicismCatalyst, so nobody suspects that she would want to hurt [[PrinceCharming her dreamy boyfriend]] or that [[FaceHeelTurn she would actually turn him evil]]. She uses this to her advantage after Fakir has his HeelFaceTurn.



* HeroicWillpower: Of sorts. As said above, he stands out as the only non main character to resist the Raven's curse (albeit in an over the top manner).

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* HeroicWillpower: Of sorts. As said above, he stands out as the only non main non-main character to resist the Raven's curse (albeit in an over the top manner).


* ADogNamedDog: Yes, even though Ahiru may sound like a pretty name, it is really just "duck" in Japanese. [[CaptainObvious Which is why she's called Duck in the dub version.]] It's intentionally meant to sound like an awkward name for a human girl.

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* ADogNamedDog: Yes, even though Ahiru may sound like a pretty name, it is really just "duck" in Japanese. [[CaptainObvious Which is why she's called Duck in the dub version.]] version. It's intentionally meant to sound like an awkward name for a human girl.


* ColorCodedEyes: Has green eyes to [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow match his hair]]. He definitely fits the "exotic and sexy" implication of the trope... [[spoiler:and he inherited Drosselmeyer's RewritingReality powers, so he fits the magical implications as well.]]



* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]] + GreenEyes.

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]] + GreenEyes.green eyes.



* GreenEyes: Has green eyes to [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow match his hair]]. He definitely fits the "exotic and sexy" implication of the trope... [[spoiler:and he inherited Drosselmeyer's RewritingReality powers, so he fits the magical implications as well.]]


* ShortHairWithTail: She has short hair with a long braid that reaches down her knees.

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* ShortHairWithTail: She has short hair with a long braid that reaches down her knees.



* DullSurprise: His defining, er, "emotion" for much of season 1.

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* DullSurprise: His defining, er, defining "emotion" for much of season 1.


* LomeMartyr: Rue is practically this. She puts up with her "father's" emotional and physical abuse, blaming herself for the Raven's behavior and believing she just needs to be a "better daughter". When she taints Mytho's heart with the Raven's blood, he begins to take on her father's abusive personality—but, as Mytho says, she "never stopped loving." [[spoiler:In the end, her efforts are rewarded—her [[ThePowerOfLove declaration of love]] reserves TheCorruption and restores Mytho's pure-hearted personality, and he confesses love for her in return and takes her away to be his princess.]]

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* LomeMartyr: LoveMartyr: Rue is practically this. She puts up with her "father's" emotional and physical abuse, blaming herself for the Raven's behavior and believing she just needs to be a "better daughter". When she taints Mytho's heart with the Raven's blood, he begins to take on her father's abusive personality—but, as Mytho says, she "never stopped loving." [[spoiler:In the end, her efforts are rewarded—her [[ThePowerOfLove declaration of love]] reserves TheCorruption and restores Mytho's pure-hearted personality, and he confesses love for her in return and takes her away to be his princess.]]


* VaporWear: Kraehe has nothing underneath her {{Sexy Backless|Outfit}} LittleBlackDress with AbsoluteCleavage.

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* VaporWear: Kraehe has nothing underneath her {{Sexy Backless|Outfit}} LittleBlackDress with AbsoluteCleavage.AbsoluteCleavage, befitting for a FemmeFatale.


* VaporWear: Kraehe doesn't wear a bra under her LittleBlackDress.

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* VaporWear: Kraehe doesn't wear a bra under has nothing underneath her LittleBlackDress.{{Sexy Backless|Outfit}} LittleBlackDress with AbsoluteCleavage.


Their characterizations aren't really delved into that much; mostly they are there to provide a sense of normalcy to Ahiru's adventures. Pique gets a spotlight episode in Akt 16, however.

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Their characterizations aren't really delved into that much; mostly they are there to provide a sense of normalcy to Ahiru's adventures. Pique gets a spotlight episode in Akt 16, 15, however.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Pique has Akt 16.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Pique has Akt 16.15.


* {{Expy}}: Ahiru is a possible expy of Himeno Awayuki from ''Pretear''. Both are hotheaded and clumsy magical girls with red hair. They also share the same English dub voice actress. In addition, both of their {{Implied Love Interest}}s share similar personalities.

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* %%* {{Expy}}: Ahiru is a possible expy of possibly based on Himeno Awayuki from ''Pretear''. ''Manga/{{Pretear}}''. Both are hotheaded hot-headed and clumsy magical girls with red hair. They also share the same English dub voice actress. In addition, both of their {{Implied Love Interest}}s share similar personalities. How is it a clearly deliberate reference on the part of the creators?



* {{Expy}}: Fakir is possibly an expy of Hayate from ''Manga/{{Pretear}}''. Funnily enough, Fakir shares the Japanese and English voice actors of Sasame in the same show, who ''Mytho'' seems to be an expy of. Which makes the below trope [[HilariousInHindsight ironically funny]]; the finale of ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' has Hayate explicitly call himself a "Failure of a Knight".

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* %%* {{Expy}}: Fakir is possibly an expy of based on Hayate from ''Manga/{{Pretear}}''. Funnily enough, Fakir shares the Japanese and English voice actors of Sasame in the same show, who ''Mytho'' seems to be an expy of. Which makes the below trope [[HilariousInHindsight ironically funny]]; the finale of ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' has Hayate explicitly call himself a "Failure of a Knight". How is it a clearly deliberate reference on the part of the creators?



* {{Expy}}: She is based on Odile from ''Theatre/SwanLake'', but given greater depth and a character arc. They are both the beautiful daughters of the BigBad, are bird-themed, dressed in black, and instructed by their fathers to seduce a prince named Siegfried.

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* {{Expy}}: She is She's based on Odile from ''Theatre/SwanLake'', but given greater depth and a character arc. They are both the beautiful daughters of the BigBad, are bird-themed, dressed in black, and instructed by their fathers to seduce a prince named Siegfried. It's made even more obvious because the series is based on the ballet, having a ShoutOut in episode 13 of the same title.


* AdaptationSpeciesChange: In ''Theatre/SwanLake'', Odette is a human princess whom Rothbart turned turned into a swan. In the anime, she's a duckling whom Drosselmeyer turned into a human and gave the ability to transform into Princess Tutu, who, to the vast majority of people sans the main characters, appears to be a giant white swan with a crown.

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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: In ''Theatre/SwanLake'', Odette is a human princess whom Rothbart turned turned into a swan. In the anime, she's a duckling whom Drosselmeyer turned into a human and gave the ability to transform into Princess Tutu, who, to the vast majority of people sans the main characters, appears to be a giant white swan with a crown.



* DecompositeCharacter: The Raven and Drosselmeyer embody traits of Rothbart from ''Theatre/SwanLake''. The Raven is the BigBad who sends his evil daughter to seduce the prince, while Drosselmeyer is the sort of evil sorcerer who turns Ahiru into a human and gives her the ability to transform into the titular swanlike ballerina.

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* DecompositeCharacter: The Raven and Drosselmeyer embody traits of Rothbart from ''Theatre/SwanLake''. The While the Raven is the BigBad who sends his evil daughter to seduce the prince, while a prince named Siegfried, Drosselmeyer is the sort of evil sorcerer who turns Ahiru into a human and gives her the ability to transform into Princess Tutu, who, to the titular swanlike ballerina.vast majority of people sans the main characters, appears to be a giant white swan with a crown.



* SlasherSmile[=/=]CheshireCatGrin: He bounces between both, depending on the mood he's in at the moment.

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* SlasherSmile[=/=]CheshireCatGrin: He bounces between both, depending on the mood he's in at the moment.%%* SlasherSmile:



* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Rothbart from ''Theatre/SwanLake'' usually appears as a giant owl, only showing his human form in act 3. The Raven is always a giant AnimalisticAbomination that only ''looks'' like a raven.



* DecompositeCharacter: The Raven and Drosselmeyer embody traits of Rothbart from ''Theatre/SwanLake''. The Raven is the BigBad who sends his evil daughter to seduce the prince, while Drosselmeyer is the sort of evil sorcerer who turns Ahiru into a human and gives her the ability to transform into the titular swanlike ballerina.

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* DecompositeCharacter: The Raven and Drosselmeyer embody traits of Rothbart from ''Theatre/SwanLake''. The While the Raven is the BigBad who sends his evil daughter to seduce the prince, while a prince named Siegfried, Drosselmeyer is the sort of evil sorcerer who turns Ahiru into a human and gives her the ability to transform into Princess Tutu, who, to the titular swanlike ballerina.vast majority of people sans the main characters, appears to be a giant white swan with a crown.


* AdaptationalBackstoryChange: She is a duckling turned into a human and given the ability to transform into the titular [[AnimalMotifs swanlike]] ballerina by Drosselmeyer, in contrast to Odette from ''Theatre/SwanLake'', a princess turned into a swan by Rothbart.

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* AdaptationalBackstoryChange: She is a duckling turned into a human and given the ability to transform into the titular [[AnimalMotifs swanlike]] ballerina by Drosselmeyer, in contrast to Odette from AdaptationSpeciesChange: In ''Theatre/SwanLake'', Odette is a human princess whom Rothbart turned turned into a swan. In the anime, she's a duckling whom Drosselmeyer turned into a human and gave the ability to transform into Princess Tutu, who, to the vast majority of people sans the main characters, appears to be a giant white swan by Rothbart.with a crown.



* AdaptationalHeroism: Odile from ''Theatre/SwanLake'' is [[DaddysLittleVillain the evil daughter]] of [[BigBad Rothbart]] sent to [[TheVamp seduce Prince Siegfried]]. While Princess Kraehe starts out with the same basic characterization except that she was [[spoiler:kidnapped]] and raised by [[FeatheredFiend the Raven]], she eventually reveals some HiddenDepths and [[spoiler:makes a HeelFaceTurn to save Mytho.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Odile from ''Theatre/SwanLake'' is the [[DaddysLittleVillain the evil daughter]] of [[BigBad Rothbart]] sent to [[TheVamp seduce Prince Siegfried]]. While Princess Kraehe starts out with the same basic characterization except that she was [[spoiler:kidnapped]] and raised by [[FeatheredFiend the Raven]], she eventually reveals some HiddenDepths and [[spoiler:makes a HeelFaceTurn to save Mytho.]]



* {{Expy}}: The beautiful daughter of the villain, both bird-themed, dressed in black, instructed by her father to seduce a prince named Siegfried. This is also the biography of Odylle from ''Theatre/SwanLake'', but given greater depth and a character arc.

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* {{Expy}}: The beautiful daughter of the villain, both bird-themed, dressed in black, instructed by her father to seduce a prince named Siegfried. This She is also the biography of Odylle based on Odile from ''Theatre/SwanLake'', but given greater depth and a character arc.arc. They are both the beautiful daughters of the BigBad, are bird-themed, dressed in black, and instructed by their fathers to seduce a prince named Siegfried.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Kraehe wears a {{Sexy Backless|Outfit}} strapless ballet dress with AbsoluteCleavage.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Kraehe wears a {{Sexy Backless|Outfit}} strapless off-the-shoulder ballet dress with AbsoluteCleavage.


* FemmeFatale: Rue has her moments where she uses her sex appeal to her advantage -- particularly when trying to lure Mytho in the first season, and when trying to take the hearts of some boys in the second season. Kraehe also has trademarks - black curls, black dress, ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow, [[RomanticFalseLead competition as Mytho's love interest]].

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* FemmeFatale: Rue has her moments where she uses her sex appeal to her advantage -- particularly when trying to lure Mytho in the first season, and when trying to take the hearts of some boys in the second season. Kraehe also has trademarks - black curls, black dress, ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow, [[RomanticFalseLead and competition as Mytho's love interest]].interest.


* {{Expy}}: The beautiful daughter of the villain, both bird-themed, dressed in black, instructed her father to seduce a prince named Siegfried. This is also the biography of Odylle from ''Theatre/SwanLake'', but given greater depth and a character arc.

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* {{Expy}}: The beautiful daughter of the villain, both bird-themed, dressed in black, instructed by her father to seduce a prince named Siegfried. This is also the biography of Odylle from ''Theatre/SwanLake'', but given greater depth and a character arc.

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